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. senator jeff merkley, a democrat from oregon is trying to change that. he's got a proposal to force talking filibusters in the senate. it wouldn't change what i think is a central part in the senate, the 60-vote super majority, but it would make the filibuster into something that the minority had to put some effort into using. you have to want it. now, so i want to be clear on merkley's proposal. if it passed, the minority could still filibuster anything they wanted. they couldn't subject almost everything to the same 60-society challenge we have now. all they would have to do is talk. tell the american people why. and they probably wouldn't even have to do that that much, because the majority can't just let them talk all the time, they have to let them get stuff done. but even that modest reform is too much for many senators. "the huffington post" reports that a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by herman cain and levin are proposing a counter proposal that does even less. it would eliminate some redundant opportunities to filibuster. give quicker consideration to some nominations,
and john and julian and carroll. welcome everyone. so, oregon's democraticic congressman asking for a mileage tax to rebuild our roses and bridges. john is this good or bad what s going on here? >> this is a ridiculous. it is the wrong time to implement it. electric cars are decades away . having a mileage tax is decades away . putting odom heretos and logging down to the mileage manually. this would cost a fortune for the tax. we have a gas tax that is do go through road and bridges. >> and talking about a vehicle miles traveled tax. someone like me wayne, so much. i understand why people would want to clarge me more. >> i understand it, too. but john is right we have a fuel tax. and and it is it another way to track pime and look for trouble . you got a fuel tax and fuel tax is a huge tax . they are using the argument to get better mileage now. maybe you don't need to do so much. it is based on mileage. >> wayne makes a good point about the privacy issue. transponder tracking my mile it is big brotherish. >> it is and john makes a good argument against it it is a important pol
running. we cover from the mexican border to oregon and what we facilitate through the organization is we are embedded with the state of california through the last 60 years. we are in the cali complex, we have an mou with the secretary of cali and can bring resources from other companies in the field across all the disciplines for mutual assistance. we can stage, deploy and sit on situational awareness providing the state the information they need to posture a response and at the same time we can then be putting together the teams that are going to have to come in and support pg&e or other utilities that are in the stricken zone. we'll be calling on organizations from san diego to redding, we'll be calling on organizations outside the state of california that we have mou's with out of nevada and other surrounding states so that in the event an incident of this magnitude happens there is sufficient response personnel notified postured and deployed to keep a continuous line of assistance from the private municipal sector moving into the stricken area in san francisco to support and reco
to los vegas. >> what your background. >> i grew up in portland, oregon. i am an active mormon. and when on a mission for the mormon church. a graduate from byu and worked for the cia. then i broke out into the financial world. since then says they got married , five children to move to the mamas for two years, save enough money to move to the london worry butterfly and in pen to 71 countries. my primary source of income is my investment news article forecast of strategies that have written since 1980, but i also have 1 foot in the academic world. everett number of books on economics, @booktv and business, columbia university in new york and now mercy college. i should also mention my wife does the income from festival, so we have a film festival as well. a lot of things that we do and really enjoy it. >> what did you do for the cia? >> question. i was an economist on the brazil desk very much involved with commodities in the energy crisis in the 70's. the cia was just too bureaucratic for me. so i wanted to break out and do something more on gennaro. i get involved in the financial revo
in schools . we don't restrict law abiding from carrying in a school. >> oregon is looking into a similar measure. one is considering a bill to give teachers option of carrying their gun to work. they are just propose posals it is in the new year and they return and the white house congress and republicans blame the president and america we have just had enough. 2012 isinding on a frustrating note thanks to the fiscal cliff . after the break we'll get country as far larry gait lin's predictions for 2013. they responded to the scene and discovered that employee had a device placed on her neck. bomb squad personnel removed the device. fbi and phoenix police department are conducting a joint investigation. >> lawmakers are working to get a compromise on the looming fiscal cliff . they call on congress to protect the middle class from a tax income hike. senator roy blunt stated in the gop response said it was the democratics inability to pass that got them to this point. >> dock workers in the bocks have reached an agreement. long shoremen extended for 30 more days. if they can't agree worker
for their advice of oregon. we can use that advice to help our nonprofit. >> when i was at random house, one of the most distinguished. they invented. the couple hundred thousand. this particular occasion it was about 300,000. it was the history of the spanish inquisition. don't worry about that. well, that was really actually in the end of the book said he recommended. a very tricky publishing. in just a mention one instance. i have told books and the library association. towboats. night and day. and i said, let me argue with my chairman about weather every book should be publishable. it can't be both. a said, these books, tell me what profit there were. came back again. lost $3,603,000 of those books. go away. go through the editors' choices. twenty-seven books of the new york times. that's the good news. now 367,000. published to that made a profit of 2 million. the world of publishing. in terms of the book, thomas said this in their defense, often publishing books then there were going to lose. we can't make it work. and then surprise surprise occasionally it does. that's why was asking.
quorum call: mr. merkley: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from oregon. mr. merkley: mr. president, i ask the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. merkley merkley: thank you. ,mr. president. i wanted to make a few comments on what has transpired here on the floor of the senate. first, some enormously good work has been done with regard to addressing the disaster caused by hurricane sandy. i know in a number of states, unprecedented devastation has occurred and we should respond extremely quickly, more quickly than we have. and i hope the house will immediately take up this -- this package. certainly, disaster relief delayed is disaster relief denied. so i hope the house will, indeed, move extremely quickly to address the devastation throughout the northeast. mr. president, i also wanted to note that tonight, 55 senators stood up and said as we assist the victims of hurricane sandy, we should also assist the victims of unprecedented drought and fires that devastated much of our country this last summer. how is it, you might w
hampshire and oregon allow them to carry one on campus. arizona and washington state looking into the proposal. it will face stiff resistance from gun control advocates including teachers that say guns have no place in schools. >> gregg: claudia in los angeles thanks. >> arthel: meanwhile, there is another controversial response to the recent shooting now having one new york state lawmaker fighting for the rights of gun owners. a local newspaper published a map on its website with the names and addresses of people in the area with pistol permits. now state senator gregg ball is speaking out against it. >>> to take the names of people obeying the lay and properly registered and treat them like criminals is assinie. >> it's now before the new york state legislature. >> if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff the military will need to make billions of dollars in cuts. so what can the pentagon get rid of while still keeping the nation safe? analyst bob scales will be here in a moment to tell us. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ ma
, oregon. someone hacked it and changed it to read fiscal cliff ahead, january and february. >>> we'll hear from robert griffin on the eve of the biggest nfl game. that is robert griffin 3, thank you very much, and navy looks for a san francisco treat in the fight hunger bowl against arizona state. lindsay murphy is up next in sports. sports. . >>> good evening, i'm lindsay murphy. there is a saying in sports that it's not how you start but finish. and the navy football team knows a thing or two about that. they lost by 40 points to notre dame to start the season and closed out the year winning seven of eight, earning the ninth bowl big bid in 10 years. the midshipman marching for the fight hunger bowl against arizona state, the game's first possession, the sun devils, taylor kelly with the play- action fake and connects with ross, 16 yards for the score. the sun devils built a 21-0 lead after one quarter of play and to the second quarter, the great job alluding pressure and hits matt a kin and that cut the deaf tightity is to 21-7. late in the second quarter, 28- 7 and that is after a miss
the coast from washington to oregon and into northern california. remember you can always get the very latest on these forecasts week day mornings, wake up with al and stephanie at 5:30 on the weather channel. so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> now in today's holiday kitchen, leave to the two hot tamales to add spice to your new year's eve party menu. you invite these ladies and all hell breaks loose. >
your day with us. >>> take a look at this. a construction sign in portland, oregon, having a little fun with that looming deadline. the flashing orange lights warn of a fiscal cliff. >> that is funny. i like that. >> and they give the dates as january and february. but let's get back to washington, no one's really laughing there right now. president obama says he's modestly optimistic about the prospects for a deal after meeting with top political leaders. and now it's up to the senate to come up with and agree upon a plan. senate majority leader harry reid and mitch mcconnell say they are hoping to have a plan ready for a vote when both houses reconvene on sunday. >>> in michigan, republican governor rick snyder signed a new abortion law for his state. the controversial measure requires any clinic that performs more than 120 abortions a year to become a quote licensed free standing surgical outpatient facility. it also takes steps to ensure pregnant women are not being coerced into a decision and includes rules that a physician must follow to, quote, properly and respectfully dispose o
, and oregon also allow teachers with permits to carry on campus. lawmakers in arizona and washington state looking into the idea. such proposals face stiff resistance from gun control advocates, including teachers unions. the american federation of teachers saying, quote, schools must be safe sanctuaries. not armed fortresses. heather, the debate will continue into the new year. >> heather: it certainly will. claudia, thank you. >> kelly: plane crash in russia today leaves four people dead. coming up, did officials fail to enact proper safety measures following a similar incident just days earlier? >> heather: plus, president obama's fiscal back up plan. should the president really be calling for a more scaled down agreement on the fiscal cliff without waiting to see what lawmakers come up with? we'll have a fair and balanced debate coming up. >> kelly: and countdown to new year's eve. we will have a live look at what goes into putting together one of the world's biggest celebrations. here is anna coy man with a preview. >> officials tested the confetti earlier this morning that will fall
for every american. thank you. >> the chair now recognizes the chair person from oregon for five minutes. >> thank you for all of the witnesses for your testimony. i'm going to follow up on discussion we have already been having about education, especially s.t.e.m. education and the importance of educating the public about the benefits of the space program. there has been some testimony that begins to touch on this. you talk about how space programs have improved our lives from vaccinations research to weather satellites. you talk about how do we define the purpose and meaning behind exploration of space within a society that is not always see tangible benefits. you say and this will be especially challenging unless there is a clear rationale linking such efforts that can be supported in a bipartisan manner. there is some discussion about the skills gap and s.t.e.m. education and the role of nasa and promoting s.t.e.m. should be marked strategically articulated. what is the industry doing to convey to the public the benefits of space exploration? how can the contributions of our space pr
in dealing with this because i found out later that his life had oregon sold to mgm. so he had to pay back mgm to write schindler's list. the head of simon & schuster said, oh, don't bother. but i was quite keen on publishing this book and author. eventually i did. and i paid a shocking price in today's market. $60,000 and, of course, the book has never been out of print. steven spielberg did the movie, and i remember one he telephoned me and said we are really making a good film. [laughter] and i stayed until 1981. and i went to hell, it was much more, i learned a great deal. but houghton was an old-fashioned publisher that i was more used to. it was wonderful. the authors followed me. so for about six and a half years, that was at the time that there were all these takeovers random house -- random house was the first one to go public. and then it went into the office and said we are going public and there will be a stock offer. everything will go up, then we'll go right down again. i am not advising anyone to buy stock, i'm just telling you what to do. and then when i was at simon & schu
. california is considering it and oregon is considering it. >> get the governments out of banks. why is it -- >> i'm going to stipulate these small examples. it's great that they work and i'm not opposed to those self-contained ones. what i would say is i actually think one of the lessons of the 2008 fng crisis is it is actually really dangerous to have the state and politicians have a direct state in major lending institutions because then you have major moral hazards. and the politicians do, too. >> are you referring to fanny and freddie? >> a lot of the europe european state-owned bank have a huge crisis. it's the tip of the iceberg is the european financial and political crisis but underneath that is a huge banking crisis that hasn't fully been resolved and that was driven a lot by the german and london banks that allowed them to do stupid things. they were more leveraged than a lot of the bank and that's argument one and argument two is fanny and freddie. i don't see them as the heart of darkness in the financial crisis but i think they were part of the problem because they were
at this construction sign in portland, oregon. having fun with that looming fiscal cliff deadline. the flashing orange lights warn of a fiscal cliff ahead and then give the gates as january and february. hey, at least somebody's having a laugh out there about this fiscal cliff business. >>> all right. they're going to do it again. anderson cooper and comedienne kathy griffin, teaming up to usher in the new year from times square. let's say thing got weird last night on "the situation room" when the two were promoting their new year's eve special. look at this. >> somebody tells me, and i'm not sure this is true, somebody tells me that you're obsessed with wolf blitzer. and yet every year it's me talking to you guys because i'm doing blitzer's show. i'm wondering, is that -- do you take it personally, do you think there's something to this? >> i have -- >> i think wolf is wise to stay away from kathy griffin because i once -- i don't know if you know this story, cathy -- candy. i lent -- kathy griffin one asked to come to my house in long island. and like a nice guy, i sent her a key because she wanted
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